NTSB Identification: ANC83LA008
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 30, 1982 in SHISHMAREF, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/30/1983
Aircraft: ARCTIC AIRCRAFT S1B2, registration: N63AT
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THIS PILOT FLEW INTO THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, THE PILOT HAS VISUAL DEFICIENCIES ESPECIALLY AT TWILIGHT OR IN DARKNESS. THIS ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE AT TWILIGHT. THE PILOT WAS HAULING REINDEER MEAT AND STATED THE ELEVATOR JAMMED DURING FINAL APPROACH. AN INVESTIGATOR FOUND A FRONT QUARTER OF REINDEER MEAT WEDGED AGAINST THE REAR FLIGHT CONTROL. THIS WAS THE PILOT'S THIRD ACCIDENT/INCIDENT IN ONE YEAR. HE HAD NOT REPORTED ANY OF THE PREVIOUS ACCIDENTS TO FAA/NTSB.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..JAMMED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..INOPERATIVE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(VISUAL DEFICIENCY)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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